Pachycrocuta
Pachycrocuta
Pachycrocuta and human

About

Pachycrocuta was a genus of prehistoric hyenas. The largest and most well researched species is Pachycrocuta brevirostris, known as the giant short-faced hyena.

Fun Facts

It probably was a small pack hunter of large animals and also scavenged for food.  Pachycrocuta was not a speedy hyena that chased down prey but had the build of a scavenger adapted to hauling off large chunks of carcasses back to the den.

Conservation Status

Extinct

Annual Cost of Care

The cost to care for this animal per year would be $2,000.

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